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Antikythera Mechanism

Attend a Lecture on the Antikythera Mechanism at the Greek Centre Melbourne

On Monday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m., Professor Xenophon Moussas will present a lecture about the Antikythera Mechanism at the Greek Centre as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne. The Antikythera...

2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Discovered During Second Phase Underwater Excavation of Antikythera Shipwreck

The second phase of the 2016 underwater excavation of the 1st century B.C. Antikythera shipwreck took place from August 28 to September 14 and has revealed more treasures and items of interest for archaeologists. This excavation has found a 2,000-year-old depth...

The Search for More Artifacts at the Antikythera Shipwreck Expedition Starts Thursday

The second phase of the 2016 underwater excavation of the 1st century B.C. Antikythera shipwreck will begin on Thursday, the head of the Hellenic Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities Dr. Angeliki Simosi told the ANA on Tuesday. "The machines are being...

Return to Antikythera Shipwreck Yields Another 60 Treasures

The Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute returned to the Antikythera Shipwreck from May 22 through to June 11. The results were interesting, with part of a bronze spear connecting to the one that was...

Modern Technology Uncovers New Findings: Ancient Greek Analog Computer was a Textbook of Astronomy

Although the artifact was recovered back in 1901, new technological advances have helped archaeologists learn even more about an ancient Greek analog computer that is over 2,100 years old. It turns out that after the latest examination, the Antikythera Mechanism,...

National Archaeological Museum 150th Anniversary Exhibition 'Odysseys' in October

What do the Antikythera Mechanism, Nestor's golden cup and the marble statue of an athlete from Delos all have in common? The answer is that they are all found in the collections of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens...

Greek Scientists Call Antikythera Mechanism 'World's First Computer'

The overall analysis of the inscriptions found inside the Antikythera Mechanism was presented on Thursday by the study group of the enigmatic object. In an event held at the Katerina Laskaridis Historical Foundation Library. The findings are the result of...

Forget Conspiracy Theories Says Head of Antikythera Mechanism Research Team

"Conspiracy theories did not exist in the antiquity. The ancient Greeks were rationalists and scientists with the original sense of the term. All scientific researches on the Antikythera Mechanism, one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world, dated...

Replica of Antikythera Mechanism to Go on Display at National Observatory Museum in Thissio

A new replica of the famous Antikythera Mechanism, whose remains are currently at Greece's National Archaeological Museum, has been built and put on display in the National Observatory of Athens, Nymphs' Hill, Thissio. Described as the world's first 'analog computer', the...

Τhe Μystery of the Antikythera Shipwreck Further Unfolds

The Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, in collaboration with the American Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has completed the digital underwater surveying and dimensional precision display of the Shipwreck of Antikythera. Last year's imprinting pinpointed the exact shipwreck site of the vessel...